ALACHUA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS THE LAW ENFORCEMENT BRANCH OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT.
One of the primary objectives of Alachua Police Department (APD) is to provide a safe, secure community environment for all residents and businesses. APD serves the community by protecting life and property, detecting crime, enforcing all laws and ordinances and promoting the safe, efficient use of the city's streets and highways.
Police Services include, but are not limited to, specialized divisions - Office of the Chief, Patrol Services, Special Investigations Unit, K-9 Services, Community Services and Staff Services.
The Office of the Chief maintains the community and media relations, investigation of personnel complaints, budget finances, and background checks.